Antonio Banderas

Banderas in 2011, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: José Antonio Domínguez Bandera

Place of Birth: Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 10 August, 1960

Ethnicity: Spanish [including Andalusian]

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, and producer.

He was born in Málaga, Málaga, Spain, the son of Ana Bandera Gallego and José Domínguez Prieto. He has a daughter with his former partner, Sonnia Gomez, and a daughter, actress Stella Banderas, with his former wife, American actress Melanie Griffith.

Antonio’s paternal grandparents were named Bartolomí Domínguez and Isabel Prieto Vázquez. Isabel was born in Ronda, Málaga.

Antonio’s maternal grandparents were named Rafael Bandera and Francisca Gallego.

A DNA test of uncertain value whose results were displayed on the show El árbol de tu vida stated that Antonio’s genetic ancestry matches to the following countries:

*50% Spain
*20% Italy
*12% Portugal
*11% Jordan
*7% Mexico

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118 Responses

  1. Testing says:

    I bet you 100% that if Antonio was born in mexico or latin america many Spaniards and other europeans would not consired him white But since he’s from Spain everybody claim him as white
    sounds very stupid doesn’t it.

    • poppy says:

      Spain is considered a white country and only bcuz its in Europe but the people vary from white to olive to brown.Not long ago Spanish and Italians and Greeks were considered “wops”by the Anglos and to be honest these Latin cultures do consider their culture to be better than “anglo” culture and they could be right.

      People in Spain,Greece,France and most of the Balkan countries can be of the same colouring as the middle East and western Asian countries and even darker.they are shorter..You can get a blond blue eyed Afghan and a Antonio type and just knowing that one is Spanish….people call him “white” and the blond Afghan….people call him “brown “…..lol.

      Even the Spanish have differences from Itailans and Greeks.Spanish are generally taller and features are finer.

      I am olive skinned and Indian and when I have been in Spain and Italy the Spanish and Italians are confused that I am not responding to them in Spanish and Italian .So being with 100 English people they will pick me out to speak to in Spanish or Italian.They serve me first.They are especially friendly and confused when all I can do is smile and nod.I think they put it down to me being of Spanish parents immigrating to the USA and not being taught Spanish by mom and dad !There are Indian shopkeepers there and the Spanish are fine with them.There are people from South American countries.

      So I deduced from that over the years and by looking at the main olive skin tone that the olive skin tone is what they believe is Spanish or Italian

      • revenge says:

        Poppy not long ago the Irish were not considered white and they are very white…So what Anglos have said it the past is shit really !!

        • Poppy says:

          The Irish are called Micks and Paddies which are insulting terms according to my Irish friends .I like the Irish very much.a lovely people and great culture.Old history.

          They were subjugated by the Brits for 900 years.
          The Brits caused the potato famines and the Irish immigration.
          They used to have signs up here saying No Irish,no blacks and no dogs.
          Thats how racists the Anglos were.They call the French….frogs.The Germans are Huns or Jerrys.

      • Anglo says:

        It doesn’t matter if someone is Olive color in tone. Spaniards aren’t considered white because they’re in Europe. They’re considered white because THEY ARE white. They share genetic affinity with other European nations and are arguably one of the most homogeneous nations in Europe.

        As for culture. Anglo vs Latin. Thats debatable, Anglo culture helped create the modern world and pumped out many things that changed the world and our perception of it. Much of the modern innovations and inventions we use came from Anglos. England & Scotland mostly. Computers, Televisions, Internet, World Wide Web, Theory of Evolution, Three Laws of motion, Industrial Revolution, Much of the sports we play, Our legal systems, what Anglos also did for Agricultural, Science, Military, Chemistry, Medicine, Film, Music, & Literature is also unmatched…..the list is endless. Latin culture gets credit for birthing civilization (Even though the Romans got it from The Greeks who also got it from people in Asia) but Anglo culture took it to a new level that no Latin group has ever taken it.

      • Bluerabbits says:

        I am mistaken for being Spanish and my sisters are mistaken for Latin American. I am from India (very wierd I know). Apparently on my dad´s side there´s a rumor going on that my forefathers on my paternal side are in fact from Portugal!

        My dad looks like Julian Mcmahon, but now when he is older he resembles old Antonio Banderas (a lot like 90 % resmblance) Which is strange. But yeah, I believe the reason I´m mistaken for Spanish is because of my dad´s resemblance with Antonio Banderas.

  2. Esmeralda D. Iniguez says:

    Lol what if he just tans himself and the rest of his family is white skined looking!!

  3. Testing says:

    I bet you 100% that if he was born in mexico or other Latin American country many Spaniards and other europeans wouldn’t considered him white. but just because he was born in spain everybody said’s he’s white. sounds stupid right!

  4. sadie says:

    He is a very very sexy HOT SPANIARD!! Watch out Melanie.

    • bvision says:

      i heard that he cheated on melanie with cameron diaz

    • nnnnn says:

      He’s not “spaniard”, he’s spanish.
      “Spaniard” are spanish-speaking people from middle
      and latin america. BTW, I know some of them, they
      hate spanish people

    • Obey says:

      If Spaniards are mestizos because they do not like Spanish then North Americans are also half-breeds because they do not like the British? It is a rather ridiculous statement. If someone is mestizo has Afro or Indian descent, and not because he is a descendant of Spanish, are you crazy? The vast majority of Spanish are blond as well, in case you have some sort of fixing by pissed hair. Those who go on vacation in South America are all white. Spaniards are mestizos because they do not like Spanish then North Americans are also half-breeds because they do not like the British? It is a rather ridiculous statement. If someone is mestizo has Afro or Indian descent, and not because he is a descendant of Spanish, are you being sadistic or ironic, Sadie? The vast majority of Spanish are blond as well, this kills your curiosity or if you have some sort of fixation for pissed hair so now you know, right? Those who go on vacation in South America are all white, or if you want to meet them one day, do not talk about these shit because it gives the idea that you’re a american white man with no education.

    • Obey says:

      If Spaniards are mestizos because they do not like Spanish then North Americans are also half-breeds because they do not like the British? It is a rather ridiculous statement. If someone is mestizo has Afro or Indian descent, and not because he is a descendant of Spanish, are you being sadistic or ironic, Sadie? The vast majority of Spanish are blond as well, this kills your curiosity or if you have some sort of fixation for pissed hair so now you know, right? Those who go on vacation in South America are all white, or if you want to meet them one day, do not talk about these shit because it gives the idea that you’re a american white man with enough shit in his brain. Because of this, you Americans are a joke all over Europe.

  5. Christian says:

    anthonio banderas is very handsome guy,

    he has a strong europide look.

    he looks italian, spanish and maybe a little bit south-eastern european

    but there are also a lot of people in britain who look the same like him, those people are british too.

    look at JOHN MAJOR; SIR DENIS THATCHER ; those two people have similar look

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